Operate pit furnaces to bake carbon-block anodes to remove volatile matter.
What does a Carbon Furnace Operator do?
Operates pit furnace to bake carbon-block anodes to remove volatile matter and increase electrical conductivity: Lights burner and adjusts fuel and water valves, manifold damper, and head covers to regulate temperature in furnace. Observes gauges and records water and fuel pressures. Measures flue and pit temperatures, using optical pyrometer. Inspects and maintains pumps, motors, fans, gas scrubber system, and pipelines. Signals CARBON-FURNACE-OPERATOR HELPER to prepare alternate pits for furnace changeover to maintain baking schedule.